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    Must confess, I occasionally put it down in some...

    Must confess, I occasionally put it down in some spot where I can never find it. :B
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    Thanks Bob, I will come back to it after I get...

    Thanks Bob, I will come back to it after I get some collection hooked up to table saw, thicknesser and bench top jointer. I can probably knock up something like you have in the last photo.
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    For dust collection, I used the 3 hose junction...

    For dust collection, I used the 3 hose junction that came with the unit. Since 1 x 6" = 3 x 4" I thought I would place 1 hose above table, 1 hose below table and 1 hose into the bottom cover panel. I...
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    Connected the bandsaw up to the DC. It is a 14"...

    Connected the bandsaw up to the DC. It is a 14" Taiwan model, I think they and now China churn out thousands of these. It came with a 2" port in the bottom left hand side of the bottom cover. It...
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    I took off existing switch & replaced with this:...

    I took off existing switch & replaced with this: TOGGLE SWT -SHORT LEVER TYPE - Carbatec . I just leave permanently on, with the remote switching on & off. Better be politically correct and advise...
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    see next post

    see next post
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    Also, I replaced the switch on the DC with a pole...

    Also, I replaced the switch on the DC with a pole switch. I have connected it up to a powerpoint with a remote control adapter, as I have done with the exhaust fan. It is really good being able to...
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    The sander is placed directly next to the DC...

    The sander is placed directly next to the DC cabinet. Checked the sound level with DC on at the sander, with the following result. I think thats pretty good, but let me know otherwise. Cabinet is...
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    I had a big gulp, so cut out the 4" and modified...

    I had a big gulp, so cut out the 4" and modified to 6". Added 6" pvc pipe and fibreglassed it in. On the inside, I formed as good a bell mouth as I could. It works extremely well, and all dust seems...
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    The sander is a cheapie but works quite well. The...

    The sander is a cheapie but works quite well. The 2" dust port was useless. The dust was supposed to follow the belt down, with a vac attached to suck. All that happened was the dust flew everywhere,...
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    Sander with port removed. 461402

    Sander with port removed. 461402
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    Ducting so far...461399

    Ducting so far...461399
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    Thanks BOB, I will look at installing. FYI, my...

    Thanks BOB, I will look at installing. FYI, my first attempt at making a bellmouth was pretty much a spectacular fail. I went about it a different way, trying to press the heated pvc into shape -...
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    I have been progressing slowly, am putting on a...

    I have been progressing slowly, am putting on a patio at the moment, so not much free time. I have gotten a bit more done on the ducting etc, and will post some pictures on the weekend. But i have a...
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    Haha, yep I learnt that already. Nearly lost the...

    Haha, yep I learnt that already. Nearly lost the anemometer down the pipe. When things happen, they happen quickly.
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    Just read the link provided by Bob. Looks like I...

    Just read the link provided by Bob. Looks like I have blown $30. No real harm done. I will still see if I get any significant differences when opening ports & using Lappa's suggestion to knock up a...
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    Thanks Bob. I didnt think it would be super...

    Thanks Bob. I didnt think it would be super accurate, but probably not that far off either. I actually got it to measure the flow when I open up ports on my machines. I have a few different options...
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    Good idea, at least it would be consistent

    Good idea, at least it would be consistent
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    As stated, it is a cheapie off Ebay. I got it not...

    As stated, it is a cheapie off Ebay. I got it not so much to measure the CFM, because I have low expectations of accuracy. I wanted to measure the decline in performance as I added piping, junctions...
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    Yes it is. At the junction you can see in the...

    Yes it is. At the junction you can see in the photo, I blocked the 45 degree and tested the straight section. The DC nearly sucked the unit out of my hand, it was really sucking. the 2400 was at...
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    Am getting about 78 db about 1m from the cabinet,...

    Am getting about 78 db about 1m from the cabinet, but I have not sound proofed the doors yet, so hoping I can get this down to around 70 db or better. Not sure this is possible, as it seems a fair...
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    I have started running the DC ducting. Using an...

    I have started running the DC ducting. Using an anemometer (cheapie off Ebay) I get 2400 cfm straight out of the dc. As seen from the photos, I had to run an 88 bend virtually straight off the DC to...
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    Thanks Bob

    Thanks Bob
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    Hi Bob, thought I posted this question to you,...

    Hi Bob, thought I posted this question to you, but it doesn't appear so, so apologies if I have asked twice. I want to run an 88 degree angle almost straight out of the DC, so I can run ducting...
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    Been quiet for a month. Been overseas and the...

    Been quiet for a month. Been overseas and the missus has had me doing stuff around the house, so little time in the shed. Finally got the cabinet built, added a small bench and have started lining...
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    Thanks Bob, didn't think about the noise. I will...

    Thanks Bob, didn't think about the noise. I will maybe reduce to 350 x 350.
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    Started to build the DC cabinet. A quick...

    Started to build the DC cabinet. A quick question. I plan on making vent 600 x 600. Does this sound about right? Thanks
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    The fan was a bugger getting up by myself, but I...

    The fan was a bugger getting up by myself, but I got there. It sucks a lot of air, so should do the job. Very nervous about the DC build, certain to make some rookie errors, but plenty of people here...
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    Down pipes have been connected to storm water,...

    Down pipes have been connected to storm water, and final building inspection has given the thumbs up. So, time to get my stuff out from under the tarps in the back yard and into the shed. After this,...
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    Australia has a free trade agreement with the...

    Australia has a free trade agreement with the USA. I understand power tools may be a bit dearer due to 240v, but $100 more for a hand tool seems outrageous to me
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    Why are tools so expensive

    It really annoys me that we seem to be getting ripped off big time, in Australia when it comes to the price of tools.

    For example: DeWalt 10" table saw XE 745. In USA you can pick up with a stand...
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    Height is not an issue, I just thought if...

    Height is not an issue, I just thought if concealed it would be out of the way. But yes, there would be flex or ducting across the bench which could be a PITA. Back to the drawing board!
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    Do you have pleated filter or bags? Just curious...

    Do you have pleated filter or bags? Just curious whether the wok would work with bags as most seem to have them with the pleated filter cartridges. Thanks.
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    Because I have no benches and am pretty much...

    Because I have no benches and am pretty much starting with a clean slate, I am thinking about running DC ducting along one wall, concealed in the back of the bench, with just the 45 junction visible....
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    Pretty happy with the build quality, but no...

    Pretty happy with the build quality, but no window delivered (wasn't made) and one of the doors was not square, so has to be remade. The downpipes have been connected to stormwater, but building...
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    Thanks mate, how did you do that?

    Thanks mate, how did you do that?
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    Sorry about orientation of the first, can't work...

    Sorry about orientation of the first, can't work out how to change it. Now the work begins fitting it out.
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    The shed is up!!! Unfortunately, the window...

    The shed is up!!! Unfortunately, the window didn't turn up. I will have to install later. A few pics.

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    Have a look at these. ...

    Have a look at these.
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    https://www.timbecon.com.au/extraction-safety/comp...

    https://www.timbecon.com.au/extraction-safety/compact-dust-extractor

    I have a unit very similar to the Sherwood, same specs just probably a different badge. It is ok as a chip collector, but I...
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    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Centrifugal-Exhaust-In...

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Centrifugal-Exhaust-Inline-Duct-Fan-Quality-Grow-Tent-Room-Ventilation-Blower/282513482714?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=581672010151&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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    I find it really hard to believe the flow specs...

    I find it really hard to believe the flow specs on that fan. Propeller type fans are just not that efficient. If they used an industry standard flow test it could be over estimated by at least 50%...
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    Materials should have been delivered Monday, but...

    Materials should have been delivered Monday, but no show. Now being delivered tomorrow and erected next week. Won't come quick enough.
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    I have TS & BS both on mobile bases for longer...

    I have TS & BS both on mobile bases for longer outfeed. Cheers
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    [QUOTE=derekcohen;2131803]I have a generic...

    [QUOTE=derekcohen;2131803]I have a generic (Chinese copy), as the US-made versions were not available before in Oz, and super expensive to import. Mine has a 6" input and 5" output.

    I see this one...
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    Like your idea of maybe using a gate to adjust...

    Like your idea of maybe using a gate to adjust airflow. Seems like a very simple solution. MDF on the router table can be a bugger, so need to give this some thought on how to implement . Above table...
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    Thanks Bob, I will play around with it when i get...

    Thanks Bob, I will play around with it when i get the chance and report back. Won't be anytime soon.
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    This is about the best can do> i HOPE YOU GET THE...

    This is about the best can do> i HOPE YOU GET THE GIST OF IT. Proposing to really open up collection chute, which would blow directly into a 6" pipe/chamber. Have to make sure I can make it fit, but...
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    OK, OK ...this is going to test me. Stay tuned

    OK, OK ...this is going to test me. Stay tuned
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    Hi Bob I have been thinking about your...

    Hi Bob

    I have been thinking about your suggested mod to the thicknesser hood. Sorry but I am crap at drawing. I was thinking of opening up the back of the existing hood, and running a full 6" pipe...
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